Farm dog Storm was impaled on a 3-metre long branch while herding sheep but survived to give birth to three puppies.

Dog impaled on branch gives birth

Marlborough sheepdog recovers from serious injury to give birth to a litter of healthy pups.

Bus stop kids at risk

A Ritchies school bus travels along North Bank Rd in rural Marlborough.

School bus leaves children on busy rural road used by logging trucks.

Farmers breached milking order

8:10 AM  Marlborough dairy farmers found guilty of permitting their cattle to be milked in breach of an Environment Court order.

Toddlers with rotten teeth

Children in nappies are having teeth pulled out - and an NMDHB dentist is blaming sugar.

Driver asleep after 180kmh chase

8:08 AM  Man who lead police on a high-speed chase found afterwards asleep at the wheel.

Student makes Rockquest cut

8:11 AM  Marlborough teenager has a shot at winning NZ's most prestigious battle of the bands.

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News

Disability service to become business unit

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board chief executive Chris Fleming

8:50 AM  A recommendation to develop the Disability Support Services into a business unit has been unanimously accepted by NMDHB.

Terminally ill parolee returned to jail

A terminally ill man who breached his parole conditions by taking drugs was sentenced to a month in prison at the Blenheim District Court on Monday.

Halfway house planned

Children feel unsafe at Blenheim skate park

Sport

Netball favourites assert their dominance

Harlequins Radich Law centre Bridget Gane floats a pass to a team mate while Tokomaru rival Tash Ford looks on during Tuesday's premier netball match at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000.

Marlborough netball's 2014 finalists flexed their muscles at Stadium 2000 on Tuesday evening.

Weekly golf notes

Weekly reports from around Marlborough's golf clubs.

Renwick wing attack Michaela Robertson and St Mary's defender Laura Theyers in grade four junior netball action at Horton Park on Saturday.

Junior sports wrap

Marlborough junior sport wrap from last weekend.

Opinion

Chance for potential Tasman Makos to show wares

Big English lock Will Carrick-Smith gets his chance to impress against Manawatu.

The payoff for compelling club form is about to be rewarded as the Tasman Makos rugby selectors cast their eye over the province's emerging talent.

Letters to the editor

Letters to the editor

02072015 news supplied. Generic image of a letter being posted in a NZ Post letter box ahead of changes to delivery schedules.

Letters to the editor

Readers write in about the Picton Library and the councillors abstaining from voting on the civic theatre.

Business

Marlborough looking to attract skilled migrants

190410,News. Photo Scott Hammond/The Marlborough Express .
Business.
Andy Rowe.
Cuddons Engineering.
standing next to a freeze drier.

A Marlborough businessman said the region can offer competitive wage rates and quality lifestyles to attract skilled migrants if they are ready to work here.

Kaikoura free range chicken farm proposed

A proposed free range chicken farm on the outskirts of Kaikoura will follow the SPCA's strict animal welfare requirements.

Picton's only second hand store, Second Time Round, is closing on Friday after the building's overseas owner gave an eviction notice to leasee Keith Allen, left, pictured with his wife Kerrin, dog Kaci, and staff member Maurice Burgess.

Picton store to close

Keith Allen, owner of Picton's Second Time Around second hand shop, is not ready to be thrown out on the employment junk heap.

Your Marlborough

Make te reo part of every day

Kiley Nepia, front, stands in front of Omaka Marae, in Blenheim, with whanau. Photo: SCOTT HAMMOND/FAIRFAX NZ

Kiley Nepia is an advocate for te reo Maori and Te wiki o te reo Maori is a time for him to reflect, celebrate and plan for the future.

Blenheim girls ready for international scavenger hunt

Best friends Rhiannon Halfacre and Anna Maxted say they are about to embark on the most outrageous, wickedly fun and socially-minded week of their lives.

Aya Kovesy decided to do something for others after reading an article online.

Good news leads to good deeds

It is rare to come across "good news" on a national media site and even rarer to reach out to the people reported on.

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